Pediatrician Staff


Scott W. Zucker, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Scott W. Zucker, M.D., FAAP, joined Dr. Namerow in 1984, after completing his Pediatric residency at Nassau County Medical Center. Dr. Zucker attended both College and Medical School at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The Zuckers live in Wayne and have five children: Jason, Robin, Risa, Philip and Michael. Dr. Zucker was Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1984. He, too, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is also a Preceptor in the New York Medical College Center for Primary Care Education and Research. Dr. Zucker is a past president of The Bergen County Medical Society. Dr. Zucker is the current Director of Pediatrics at Chilton Medical Center and Bergen Regional Medical Center.



Jeffrey M. Bienstock, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Jeffrey M. Bienstock, M.D., FAAP, joined the practice in 1988, after completing his pediatric residency at the Schneider Children's Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Bienstock previously attended college at Polytechnic Institute of New York and Medical School at Guadalajara, Mexico. His wife is a free-lance artist and designer. The Bienstocks live in Wyckoff with their three children: Troy, Howard and Annie. Dr. Bienstock was Board Certified in 1990 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Bienstock is the president of the Northern New Jersey Pediatric Society.  Dr. Bienstock serves on the Board of Trustees for the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey. He is an active member in the American Academy of Pediatrics, previously serving as the President for the New Jersey state chapter. He is a member of the national Sections of Administration and Practice Management (previously serving on the executive board), Child Abuse, Media, Telephone Care, Dental and Oral Care and the Steering Committee on Clinical Information Technology. Dr. Bienstock is the previous Director of Pediatrics at Bergen Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bienstock is actively involved with Healing the Children, NJ; serving as its Medical Director.  He has participated in multiple medical missions around the world. Dr. Bienstock is the previous Director of Pediatrics at The Valley Hospital. Dr. Bienstock has been named as one of the top pediatricians in the Metropolitan New York area by New York Magazine, the Castle Connelly Service, and most recently, New Jersey Magazine. Dr. Bienstock was recently named New Jersey Pediatrician of the Year.


Melissa Chism, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Melissa Chism, M.D., FAAP, a graduate of Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine, was a resident of Pediatrics at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Subsequently, after completing a year as Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Baystate, she has been a resident in Adult and Pediatric Anesthesia at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. Chism is thrilled to return to primary care and is pleased to return to the state where she spent her childhood years. Dr. Chism lives in Franklin Lakes with her husband Christian, and their son, CJ. Dr. Chism is presently the school physician for the Oakland School district.


Deborah Steinbaum, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Steinbaum joined our practice in 2012 after working in Northern New Jersey and New York City for many years as a pediatrician.  She is a graduate of Harvard College and the Yale University School of Medicine and is board certified in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics.  She completed her residency and a subsequent fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where she also received a Masters in Public Health through a joint program with New York University.  Following fellowship, she remained at Mount Sinai as an attending physician.  Prior to becoming a physician, she worked for several years in San Francisco in health care administration and research, and she retains an avid interest in public policy.  Dr. Steinbaum grew up in Bergen County and lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey with her husband and their two children.


Kristina Hetling, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Kristina Hetling, M.D., FAAP, joined our practice in the summer of 2005, after completing her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian at Columbia University.  Dr. Hetling attended college at John Hopkins University, followed by medical school at New York University School of Medicine. Upon graduation from NYU, Dr. Hetling was elected to the prestigious national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Hetling has experience in International Adoption, as well as providing health care to rural populations in Puerto Rico. Dr. Hetling lives in West Caldwell with her husband and two children.


Tatiana Lin, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Tatiana Lin, M.D., FAAP, joined our practice early in 2006, after maternity leave and time off following the birth of her third son. Dr. Lin received her M.D. at the Minsk State Medical Institute in Minsk, Belarus and followed her training with two years of Neonatology and thereafter two years of pediatric infectious disease .  After moving to the United States, she completed her residency in pediatrics at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey.  The Lins live in Hillside with their three sons.


Lorraine Liberti, M.D., F.A.A.P. 
Lorraine (Lori) Liberti, M.D., FAAP joined our practice in 2011.  Dr. Liberti attended Cornell University followed by medical school at Columbia University.  After completing her residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, she has been practicing Pediatrics in Bergen County for nearly 20 years.  One of the most well-respected Pediatricians in our area, Dr. Liberti will be working in all three of our offices, including our second evening on Thursdays in our Pompton Plains office.  Dr. Liberti is looking forward to meeting many new patients as well as patients who she has known for years in practice.
Dr. Liberti lives in Glen Rock with her husband Francesco and their three children Isabella, Claudio and Alex.


Leah Alexander, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Leah Alexander, M.D. FAAP has been at Pediatricare Associates since 2005 after working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group for 5 years.  She is a graduate of Kalamazoo College and Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, and is board certified in General Pediatrics.  She completed her Pediatric residency at Overlook and Morristown Memorial Hospitals of New Jersey.  In addition to Pediatrics, she has an interest in the culinary arts.  She attended the French Culinary Institute, after which she owned and operated a catering business for six years.  She is currently a freelance writer at UpWork, engaging in editing and medical review projects.   She currently lives in Fairview.


Sania R. Perez, M.S., M.D., F.A.A.P.

Sania R. Perez, M.S., M.D. joined PediatriCare Associates in the Spring of 2013.  She has been working in Northern New Jersey and New York City for many years as a pediatrician.  Sania is a graduate of Brown University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is Board Certified in General Pediatrics. She completed her residency at Boston Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Boston.  Sania became a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 2004 she became an Assistant Professor for the Department of Pediatrics of Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  Dr. Perez lives in Ridgewood, N.J, with her husband and two children.


Jessie Long, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Jessie Long, M.D. F.A.A.P. joined our practice in 2014. She is a graduate of Lafayette College and Jefferson Medical College. Jessie did her residency at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and is board certified in general pediatrics.  Following residency, she worked at a Pediatric practice in Hamden CT as well as the St. Raphael's Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she served as associate director of the newborn nursery and medical director of the pediatric primary care center. She is also an assistant clinical professor of general pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine.  
Jessie grew up in Ridgewood and now lives there with her husband and their three children.  


Sapna Shah, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Sapna Shah, M.D. joined our practice in 2014. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J. Sapna completed her Pediatric Residency at New York University School of Medicine. She resides in Jersey City with her husband.


  Heather Shafi, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Heather Shafi, M.D., joined our practice in 2015. She is a graduate of Haverford College and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Heather did her residency at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. She also serves as Medical Director of Dragonfly Forest Camp, a camp for children with autism, 22q deletion syndrome, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, von Willebrands disease, and persistent asthma.

She grew up in Watchung, NJ and currently resides in Cedar Grove with her husband and their son and daughter.


Denise Infante, M.D., F.A.A.P

Denise Infante, M.D. F.A.A.P joined our practice in the Fall of 2017. She is a board-certified general pediatrician who graduated from St.John's University followed by Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her internship at St.Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson, NJ and her residency program at Long Island College Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Denise dedicated twelve years to the underserved areas of lower east side of Manhattan. She worked at Gouverneur Healthcare Services, an NYC public health facility, as well as an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital. She became a regular medical expert for television programs including Univision, Telemundo, NY1, ABC, and NBC. Denise grew up in Queens, NY and is presently living in Bergen County with her husband, son, and daughter.


Tara DalyTara Daly, RN BSN IBCLC

Tara Daly, RN BSN IBCLC is proud to be a part of the Pediatricare family, supporting new families as they embark on their parenting journey. Tara began her career in women and children’s health as a labor and delivery nurse at Hackensack University Medical Center for fifteen years. Tara became certified as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2012 and opened her private business, Nourish My Baby LLC, providing in home lactation consultations to families in northern New Jersey. Tara also worked as the IBCLC and taught Lamaze, newborn care and breastfeeding classes at Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley. Tara has been part of the Pediatricare staff since 2016 and is available to our patients for office consultations three days a week at various locations.





Rosary Rosary Kristine Anido, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Rosary Kristine Anido, M.D., FAAP, joined our practice in 2018. She is returning back to New Jersey after years of working as a Pediatrician in White House Clinics in Kentucky. She completed residency in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. She graduated from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines where she obtained both her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and Medical Degree. She currently lives in Glen Rock with her husband Daniel, Son David and stepson Danny.


Jonathan Jonathan W. Wong, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Jonathan W. Wong, M.D., FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician who joined our practice in the August of 2019. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. After residency he worked for Pediatric Specialties and had been a partner there for the last 16 years. He lives with his wife and two children in Wyckoff, NJ. He is an animal lover who currently shares his home with 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs and a pet frog.


Dorienne Dorienne Sasto Planer, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dorienne Sasto Planer, M.D., FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician who has been practicing pediatrics in Bergen County in private practice for the past 17 years. She joined PediatriCare Associates in the August of 2019 when Pediatric Specialties joined with PediatriCare Associates. She earned her BS from Cornell University in 1992 and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 1996, cum laude. She was awarded membership in Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society and Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society and has been selected by other physicians as one of Bergen County’s Top Docs in 2017 and New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors in 2019. Dr. Planer completed her pediatric internship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and her residency at Columbia Presbyterian’s Children’s Hospital of New York. She lives in Bergen County with her husband and two children.













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Dear PediatriCare Associates Family:


PediatriCare Associates Outdoor Flu Clinics 

We ask that everyone arrive ON TIME to our outdoor FLU clinics; and ask that everyone wear a mask, including all children unless they younger than 2 years of age.  Please dress children in loose clothing. Please note that children under 3 will receive their FLU vaccine in their thigh.

We will not be able to accommodate last minute appointments, or addons due to the process we will have in place to assure everyone’s safety by adhering to social distancing as mandated by the CDC and State of New Jersey.

All patients will receive a “FLU CHECK-IN PACKET”, once they check in at our check-in table; and then you will proceed to one of our FLU tents.  You will then hand the packet to a nurse, receive your shot and leave with a copy of the vaccine record promptly.

Important Notes for this year’s Outdoor FLU Clinics 

·       Please complete the Screening Checklist, found on our website at, under the FLU TAB at the top of the page

·     If you answer yes to any of the questions on the Screening Checklist your child will not be eligible to receive their FLU shot at the Outdoor FLU Clinic

·       There will be NO availability to speak with a doctor at the FLU Clinic

·     The temperature for the child, adolescent and chaperone will be taken at the check-in table and must be under 100 degrees to receive a FLU shot

·       On the day of the weekend Fair Lawn office FLU Outdoor Clinic, our sick patients will be seen in our Pompton Office by appointment


If you need to visit any of our locations, please adhere to the call for all Americans to wear face coverings in public to slow spread of the coronavirus; and when you enter our office, we will enforce one parent or guardian and we will be taking your temperature.

The staff and doctors at PediatriCare Associates have been your partner in the healthcare and the well being of your children for over 40 years.

During the last several weeks, our practice has heard many concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID19).